Black Mother of Pearl and Silver Square Carved Chai Pendant
This black mother of pearl and sterling silver pendant was hand made on the island of Bali. Working under the direction of designer Barbara Matzner, Balinese master craftsmen use materials indigenous to the region to create a lasting treasure that captures the special spirit of Bali. The concentric squares are accented with a discreet sterling silver chai, the pendant hangs from a black silk cord chain.
Available on backorder
Materials: Sterling silver, mother of pearl, silk
Size: Size 1.5″ x 1.5″; chain 18″
Follows fair trade practices
Meet the Artist: Barbara Matzner
Barbara, a noted Judaica artist and designer for many years, has recently teamed up with artisans throughout Bali and Colombia, South America, to create unique, ethically sourced items.
Using traditional craftsmanship and natural materials indigenous to the region, Balinese master craftsmen have magically transformed shells and sterling silver into a lasting treasure that captures the special "spirit of Bali." In Colombia, South America, highly skilled artisans, members of a small family business, employ an ancient technique called pasto, using wood and plant fiber to create a fresh, unique and colorful plate using designs created together with Barbara. Most recently, following the fair trade principle to help artisans find new products in an effort to support a sustainable industry, Barbara is collaborating with artisans in Colombia to create beautiful and colorful hand made pieces from resin.